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Men's lacrosse, Konowich, Martinez honored for mentoring

The Castleton State College men's lacrosse team was honored as the 2010 Mentee Mentoring Team of the Year in a ceremony on April 1. Player Michael Martinez was on hand to accept the men's honors.

It is the second-straight year the men's lacrosse team has won the award, with over a dozen committed mentors in the mentoring program that serves 4th, 5th, and 6th graders at the nearby Castleton Elementary School.

Over 120 Castleton students mentor in this program; 75 percent of the particpating students are student athletes.

The program runs for 16 weeks throughout the school year. The program is in its fifth year in existance and is run through the Castleton Center for Community Service.

Meghan Konowich (Canastota, N.Y.) won Mentor of the Year. Knowich is the program's first five-year mentor and has touched the lives of six mentors during her time at Castleton.

Konowich is also a dedicated field hockey player for the Spartans.

The awards celebration took place during a mock college graduation that serves to inspire local youth to attend college.

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